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Teacher Leadership

For teacher-leaders who want to collaborate with other teachers and motivate colleagues and community with ideas, knowledge, and passion.

Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher

How can we expect students to aspire to be great if we are not also aspiring for greatness?

Honoring Pioneers in Education

Let's take a moment to admire innovators in our field including some who in spite of criticism continued forward.

Start Your Teaching Blog: Resources, Advice, and Examples

Thinking of starting a teacher blog? Matt Davis has collected guides and sources of inspiration to help you get started, including examples and advice from experienced bloggers.

Three Dos and Don’ts of Transformative Teacher Leadership

Jose Vilson looks at teacher leadership and offers some ideas for boosting your effectiveness as a liaison between teachers and administrators.

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What Makes Teachers Love What They Do?

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Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

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10 Tips for Delivering Awesome Professional Development

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Innovations in Teacher Prep and Support: Resource Roundup

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10 Tips for Delivering Awesome Professional Development

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5 Resources for Parent-Teacher Conferences

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PennGSE & #Satchat: An Open Conversation About Educator and School Leader Preparation Programs

Edutopia blogger Dr. Joe Mazza announces a February 15 open social media learning experience for anyone passionate about school leadership, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education in conjunction with #Satchat.

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Promoting a Culture of Learning

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick proposes using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model - show them, help them, let them - as an authentic means for creating and promoting a culture of learning in your classroom.

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No-Cost Summer Travel for Teachers

Guest blogger Suzanne Acord, former Peace Corps volunteer and current high school history teacher, introduces a range of inexpensive travel opportunities that will broaden teachers' worldview and enhance their lessons for years to come.

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The Hardest Job in America

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias reflects on the powerful words of Sargent Shriver, a champion for public school teachers.

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students

Blogger Rebecca Alber shares scaffolding strategies to use in your lessons. (Updated 01/2014)

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Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar shares ten tips to help teachers take a break and a breath much more often.

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Teach Kids to Use the Four-Letter Word

Guest blogger Joe Hirsch, award-winning teacher leader and curriculum developer, talks about a powerful four-letter word - grit - and why teachers shouldn't be afraid of demonstrating and encouraging their students how to use it.

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Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher

What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.

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Developing Students' Academic Vocabulary Helps Beat Achievement Gap

Blogger Ben Johnson shares strategies for developing students' academic vocabulary that help decrease the achievement gap.

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Teachers: How Slowing Down Can Lead to Great Change

In the spirit of the slow food movement, Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar proposes teachers lead in slowing the frenetic pace often found in schools.

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Common Core Math: Best Resources for High School Educators

Are you looking for some resources for Common Core math? Here, blogger Matt Davis rounds up some of the most useful CCSS math resources for high school educators.

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20 Tips for Developing Positive Relationships With Parents

Blogger Elena Aguilar shares 20 tips to help teachers better connect with parents.

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End of Year Burnout: How to Finish the Marathon in Stride

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias shares five ways teachers can beat end-of-the-year burnout.

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Big Thinkers on Education

Some of the most compelling visionaries in the world -- from Sir Ken Robinson to Jane Goodall to Martin Scorsese -- are focusing their attention on how to improve education. Get inspired by their big ideas.

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